Dhanada Mishra has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and is a professor in India. He is currently visiting the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a Research Scholar. He has a strong professional interest in climate science as well as a personal interest in activism against climate change. He has published regularly in leading newspapers in India both in his mother tongue Odiya and nationally in English. He is a founding member of Extinction Rebellion in Hong Kong.